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Greenwich Meridian Trail - Cambridge loop


27 km / 17 miles
From Meldreth the route more or less meanders along the valley of the River Cam (or Rhee). At Grantchester you walk beside the river where Rupert Brooke and his friends used to swim before WW1. In Cambridge you pick up the river again, passing the place to hire a punt, if you fancy having a go. The route out of the city follows the Wimpole Way (which is also part of the Harcamlow Way) which takes you to Hardwick, passing on the way the towering University Library.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Start: TL378469 - Hardwick, Cambridgeshire View on StreetMap
Finish: TL373585 - Meldreth, Cambridgeshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2009
Web Sites: Greenwich Meridian Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Greenwich Meridian Trail Book 2: Greenwich to Hardwick  (Hilda & Graham Heap  - 2017 )


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Route Profile:

26.9 km (16.7 miles)
153 m (502 ft) ascent
66 m (217 ft)  maximum height

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